Sunday, April 30, 2017 (8:30 and 10:30 a.m.)

Native American Awareness Sunday We extend a special welcome to our visitors. First United Methodist Church of Portland declares that we will be an advocate for peace in our local communities and world. As a Reconciling Congregation, members of this congregation have pledged to welcome and support all who want

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Earth Sunday, 2017

Date:  April 23, 2017 Title:  “Mind Your Mother (Earth)” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Psalm 98:4-9;  Romans 8:18-25             Yesterday was Earth Day – again.  The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970.  It was organized by Gaylord Nelson, a US Senator from Wisconsin, who had

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Easter Sunday!

Date:  Easter Sunday, 2017 Title:  “Why Are You Weeping?” Preaching:  The Rev . Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  John 20:1-18             I was out walking with my dog yesterday afternoon when I got to wondering just how many times I have preached an Easter sermon.  So, I counted it all up…34

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Sunday, April 23, 2017 (8:30 and 10:30 a.m.)

Earth Day APRIL SERMON SERIES | “Grounded Faith” Sermon:“Mind Your Mother (Earth)”, Rev. Donna Pritchard, preaching Scripture: Psalm 98:4-9; Romans 8:18-22 This Week’s Music 8:30 a.m. Prelude: Impromptu on Holy Manna; Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Shelly Edwards, pianist Postlude: Cantilena; Carson Cooman; Shelly Edwards, pianist 10:30 a.m. Prelude: Earth Carol

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Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 (9 and 11 a.m.)

Chancel Choir, Festival Brass in worship. Rev. Donna, preaching Easter Sunday Sermon:“Why Are You Weeping?”, Rev. Donna Pritchard, preaching Scripture: John 20:1-18 This Week’s Music 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Prelude: The Festival Brass Fugue in G Minor; J. S. Bach – arr. Ronald Romm Quintet No. 3, Allegro moderato

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“Accomplishing Everything and Nothing”

Sunday, April 12th, 2017 Rev. Jeremy Smith John 12:12-19   Introducing the Scripture When a story is in multiple gospels, I like to compare how they treat the little details. Who says what, how the scene is set or described, tells us what the writer wants us to know. Today’s

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Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017 (8:30 and 10:30 a.m.)

Palm Sunday LENT SERMON SERIES | “Feasting Through Lent” Sermon:“Accomplishing Everything and Nothing”, Rev. Jeremy Smith, preaching Scripture: John 12:12-19 This Week’s Music 8:30 a.m. Prelude: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna!; Mark Hayes; Shelly Edwards, pianist Postlude: Ride On, Ride On in Majesty; David Paxton; Shelly Edwards, pianist 10:30 a.m. Anthem: Hosanna

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“Feasting Through Lent” Sermon Series Continues

Date:  April 2, 2017 Title:  “Fasting from Discontent, Feasting on Gratitude” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Philippians 4:1, 4-13             Today is the fifth Sunday in the season of Lent.  For five weeks we have fasted and we have feasted together.  First, we fasted from noise and feasted

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Sunday, April 2, 2017 (8:30 and 10:30 a.m.)

Fifth Sunday in Lent | Communion LENT SERMON SERIES | “Feasting Through Lent” Sermon:“Fasting from Discontent, Feasting on Gratitude”, Rev. Donna Pritchard, preaching Scripture: Philippians 4:11-13 This Week’s Music 8:30 a.m. Prelude: Wonderful Words of Life; Anthony Giamanco; Shelly Edwards, pianist Postlude: Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah; C. E.

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“Feasting Through Lent 4”

Date:  March 26, 2017 Title:  “Fasting From Excuses, Feasting on Enthusiasm” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Romans 12:2, 9-18 When I was a child, Saturday mornings were not about watching cartoons on television, or playing tag with my sisters, or bike riding with my best friend Russell Ford. 

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